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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Newman, S R
NEWMAN, Colonel Sir Stuart (Richard) (1919-2002)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box


Name of creator(s)

NEWMAN, Colonel Sir Stuart (Richard) (1919-2002)

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1919; worked at Maples department store; joined the Middlesex Yeomanry (TA); commissioned into the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Kent) after the outbreak of the Second World War, 1939; fought with the 2nd battalion in the Western Desert before being posted to India in 1944 as an instructor at the tactical school; returned to England,1945; served as a company commander and training officer at Eaton Hall Officer Cadet Training Unit, 1945-1948; London Rifle Brigade (TA), 1948; joined the Conservative Party, 1949; recalled to the Regular Army, 1951-1953; commander of the London Rifle Brigade (TA), 1959; second-in-command of the 56th London Infantry Brigade, (TA), 1962; Conservative Party agent for Eton and Slough, Lambeth and Buxton and then London and Westminster; trained Conservative Party agents at Central Office, mid-1960s; assistant to Reginald Maudling, Anthony Barber and William Whitelaw in the 1966 and 1970 elections; retired, 1984; died, 2002.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the family, 2004.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Colonel Sir Stuart (Richard) Newman, 1916-1994, including call up and telegram, Aug 1939; letters home, [1940-1945]; two portrait photographs, [1940] and [1944]; photograph album, 1941-1942; letter to Newman, Mar 1948, from three former Luxembourg cadets, requesting confirmation of their Officer Cadet Training Unit training under Newman, 1945-1946; White Paper, 'Re-organisation of the army reserves' (HMSO, Dec 1965), and related press statement, Dec 1965, by the Council of Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Associations; correspondence, Mar 1993 - Mar 1994, relating to the future of the Territorial Army; photograph album of Newman's father, Capt Thomas Pacey Newman, 1916-[1924], and photocopy letter from Mrs Newman (wife of Thomas, mother of Stuart), to her son Roland, 9 Jun 1944, with eye witness description of planes and gliders leaving for France, evening of 6 Jun, with transcript.

System of arrangement

Original order.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services and Information Management, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Box list available in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Oct 2008

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  • Aircraft
  • Gliders (aeronautics)
  • Higher science education
  • International conflicts
  • Military education
  • Military training x Military education
  • Vehicles
  • War
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • NEWMAN, Colonel Sir Stuart (Richard) (1919-2002)

Corporate names

  • Territorial Army


  • Europe
  • France
  • Western Europe
  • World

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